Established in 2019, the “Asian-European Society at TUM” (AES) provides a platform for students interested in Eurasian relations to interact with each other and establish new cross-cultural connections. Moreover, we are eager to match interested students and recent graduates with prospective employers both in Europe and Asia. Given our mission, formal and informal events will promote direct exchange between talented students and attractive employers from Europe, Asia, and elsewhere.
Meet The Team
We are a group of TUM students from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, yet we have in common a passion for intercultural exchange and a strong interest in Eurasian relations.
Our Board of Advisors
Besides AES core team, our advisory board consists of a group of individuals who share our passion for Eurasian relations. Given their deep understanding and strong network in the region, they provide advice on a broad range of topics and thus help the society succeed.
Founder & MD at Gogoprint
In 2015, David founded together with Alexander Suess the online printing company Gogoprint. Today, the VC-backed company operates in five markets across APAC and employs more than 120 employees from more than a dozen countries with offices in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. Before that, David served as MD of Rocket Internet's Zalora in Thailand. David is a graduate of University of Mannheim.
Dr. Manuel Vermeer
Founder of Dr. Vermeer Consult
For more than 25 years, Dr. Vermeer consults DAX companies, politicians, and organisations on strategic topics in Asia. Besides that, he has published literature on China & India, taught at various universities around the globe, and is „Senior Advisor Asia“ at Mannheim Business School. Dr. Vermeer is fully proficient in Chinese and formerly acted as interpreter for intergovernmental consultations under former chancellor Helmut Kohl.
Chief, Responsible Investment and Partnerships at UNCTAD
Christiane Stepanek-Allen has over 25 years combined experience in the field of international development, providing policy advice to governments and capacity building in the area of investment and enterprise internationalization. She was based in New York, South Africa and Geneva and has worked in and with over 70 countries, including in most emerging Asian economies. Christiane managed several cross-cultural business linkage programmes.
CEO at Snippet Media
Chris is an experienced, hands-on strategist with proven track record in regional digital marketing for over a dozen tech startups across South East Asia. He helps startups launch, acquire new users and expand in new markets. Currently, he serves as CEO for Snippet Media in Manila, Philippines. He is a very active member of the entrepreneurial scene in SEA, and held speeches at various events.
Dr. Sabrina Weithmann
Founder of Weithmann Consulting
Dr. Sabrina Weithmann advises organisations on various China-related topics. Moreover, she hosts the podcast „Chinalogue“ (see link above), and published specialised literature on China. Prior to that, she worked for a management consultancy and several international organisations, both in Europe and China. Sabrina holds a PhD in China Business and Economics from University of Wuerzburg.